As I've mentioned before, I like to listen to podcasts in the car during my commute. The only problem is the amount of preparation it takes beforehand. In order to get a podcast on your iPhone from iTunes, you need to download it beforehand (and if it's larger than a certain size, you can only download it while connected to a WiFi network). Alternatively, you can stream the podcast directly from iTunes, but if you want to stop and start up later where you left off, you have to find the podcast again, and then try to find the spot where you left off.
Stitcher eliminates that pain by letting you stream podcasts immediately over the cellular network. And provided you are logged into your account, you can pick up and continue your podcast from where you last left off. If you tag specific shows as favorites, you'll also get alerts when new shows are made available. I don't know how extensive their library is, but they had both the Adam Carolla Show and the Adam Carolla Carcast show which I listen to.
The only knock I have against Stitcher radio so far is that they don't appear to keep archives of shows. So if you want to listen to every episode of a particular show, you would need to listen to each one before the next new one comes out -- so you couldn't listen to a bunch of old shows on a long road-trip, for example. Otherwise, for my daily commute, Stitcher works just fine, but if you're planning a long road trip, load up on the archives via iTunes beforehand.
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